Roque may speak on int’l law, but Locsin says it isn’t foreign policy

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 05/14/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — While Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. was fine with Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque speaking on matters of international law, Manila’s top diplomat reminded that remarks made by the Palace official do not reflect…

Locsin tells ‘friend’ China: ‘Get the f*ck out’ of PH waters

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 05/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. did not mince his words in telling China to “get the f*ck out” of Philippine waters as Chinese vessels continue to linger in the West Philippine Sea. “China,…

Locsin on Pacquiao: Don’t vote for but honor him

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 03/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — After Senator Manny Pacquiao was criticized for his supposed lack of competence in leading the country due to his absences as a lawmaker, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. zeroed in on the professional…

So how much is the ‘kick-vac’?

Solita Callas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 01/16/2021

Remember Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.’s charge that the Philippines had the opportunity (he arranged it) to contract with Pfizer for the delivery of vaccines as early as January this year—and that the government flubbed it? Somebody…

Duterte invites US, Asean member-states to sustain partnerships with PH

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @ConsINQ 11/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday appealed to the United States and to member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to maintain their strategic partnerships with the Philippines for “regional growth.” Duterte’s…

Actors, artists put on red lipstick as Angel Locsin calls for #notoredtagging

Niña V. Guno 10/25/2020

  Actors and artists showed solidarity with Angel Locsin and female celebrities vocal about social causes by painting their lips red. Locsin denounced the red-tagging aimed at her and her family members in an Instagram post last Friday, Oct.…

Exclude convicted Filipino drug dealers in Mideast from prisoner swap — DFA chief

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 09/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has directed Philippine ambassadors in the Middle East to exclude convicted Filipino drug dealers from prisoner exchanges. “I won’t allow the pardon of convicted Filipino drug dealers in…

Duterte grants ‘absolute pardon’ to Pemberton – Locsin

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 09/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has granted “absolute pardon” to US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was convicted for the death of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said.…

MCIAA assures foreigners due for repatriation follow protocols

Rosalie Abatayo 04/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) has assured that all foreigners that arrive in Cebu to board their repatriation flights have followed the proper protocols of the airport amid the coronavirus disease…

Attack on Saudi oil sites will affect PH ‘deeply’ – Locsin

Neil Arwin Mercado - Inquirer.net 09/15/2019

MANILA, Philippines — “This is serious. It will — not could — affect us deeply.” Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. made this pronouncement on Sunday after Houthi rebels from Yemen attacked two major oil sites in…

Locsin: Only China seems keen on joint exploration of WPS

09/04/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will have to conduct its oil and gas exploration on the West Philippine Sea with China as no other country seems interested in doing so, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said…

Locsin says Philippines not allowing China to fish in EEZ

07/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Wednesday that the Philippines is not allowing China to fish in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the West Philippine Sea. “That’s right, I’m saying, we’re…

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